Ramón Bayeu y Subias

1746-1793 Spain/Rococo

 

Brief Biography-Ramón Bayeu y Subias had his initial tuition in Tarragona with Juan Andrés Merklein and José Luzán Martínez. Luzán was mainly responsible for the apprenticeship of his older brother Francisco, who was also a successful artist. Ramón began his main studies in Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, Madrid, in 1765. A year later he won first prize there ahead of Francisco de Goya which gained him a scholarship to visit Rome. The works of Giovanni Battista Tiepolo were an influence on him. He joined forces with Goya and Francisco, on work for the Tapestry Factory of Santa Bárbara, amongst works in other cities. Goya had earlier joined the brother’s studio and he later married their sister Josefa. In 1791 Ramón was appointed chamber painter by Carlos IV, two years later he died in Aranjuez. His other brother, Manuel Bayeu, was also an artist.

 

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girls playing the
tambourine

girls playing the tambourine


the kitchen

the kitchen


rural homage

rural homage


self portrait

self portrait

the boy from the
esportilla

the boy from the esportilla


the choricero

the choricero

the
blind singer

the blind singer


the guitar man

the guitar man


fans and threads

fans and threads